About Us

We Are Housemakers

We are proven. Since 2011, Moore-Tate has designed and built 70 new move-in ready homes in lovable South Austin neighborhoods.

We are woman-owned and led. Owner, attorney, accountant, permitting, marketing, general contracting, window cleaning—women lead Moore-Tate.

We hire local. The owner, trades, crafts and workers who build our homes are your neighbors.

We buy local. Our trusted team lives here, works here and gives back here: Frost Bank, Corridor Title, McCoy’s Building Supply, Rangel Concrete, Austin Retrofit, B&G Surveying, Don Harris, Landers Brannon, Dynamic Reprographics, Johnson Cabinets, Mission Resources, Moreland Properties, Julie Alexander Law, CFO by Design, Gwyndows, and many more.

We give back. We share our experience and our profits with others through mentoring and philanthropy through the Austin Community Foundation.

We are not mean. And, we do not do business with mean people. Ever. Period.

We are not north. We do not build north of Lady Bird Lake, but we like people up there just fine.

We are not architects or builders for private clients building custom homes.


Dawn Moore

Dawn Moore has professional experience spanning 18 years and designing more than 350 homes. She has worked with several respected firms including Bernbaum Magadini in Dallas and Austin firms Ryan Street & Associates, DK Studios and an internship under the tutelage of Emily Little. She began her education at Texas A&M as a Street & Smith All America basketball recruit before transferring to the University of Houston School of Architecture.


Kerry Tate

Formerly owner of TateAustin PR (now Hahn Public), Tate sold her company and turned her business interest to Moore-Tate and community service through Civic Interest LLC. She has served as Chairman of the Board to Leadership Austin, Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin Community Foundation and the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride. Current boards include the Mayor’s Better Austin Foundation and Mueller Foundation.


Buyer Profile

People who like Moore-Tate projects are people who like:

  • Fetching design
  • Handy locations
  • Crisp, clean lines
  • Thoughtful proportions
  • Timeless forms
  • Architectural rhythm
  • Proper scale
  • Compatibility to surroundings
  • Loads of light
  • Subtle cool/obvious warmth
  • Tailored finishes
  • Sturdy construction
  • Simple, uncluttered spaces